"Smart innovations for a smarter world"
Innovation is a driving force for the development of our economy. It is based on new, creative ideas, on applicable and implementable concepts and on generating new technologies and applications. However, a novel idea becomes an innovation only if it meets societal demands and unfolds its use in practice. It must address either a certain market niche, i.e. have market relevance, or help e.g. a particular organization to improve its business.
The 52°North R&D network strongly focuses on innovations in the field of Geoinformatics, i.e. on understanding and leveraging the value of new technologies for solving real world problems. With this in mind, the 52°North Student Innovation Prize for Geoinformatics was initiated to stimulate students and student entrepreneurs to generate and implement innovative ideas and concepts in the geospatial domain.
The innovation prize is sponsored by 52°North GmbH, con terra GmbH, ESRI Deutschland GmbH, the Institute for Geoinformatics at the University of Muenster and the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente. These institutions work together under the banner of the 52°North Open Source Initiative to promote research and education in the field of Geoinformatics.